As you will be aware as at 18th September 2020 the North East has come under local restrictions. We therefore thought it would be useful to provide a “Walking post COVID-19 – Update” to you all.Continue reading “Walking post COVID-19 – Update”
Why do people pay to walk with Strolls With Poles? Good question. We are often asked “why should I pay to walk with Strolls with Poles”, when I can go for a walk on my own?Continue reading “Why do people pay to walk with Strolls with Poles?”
You might ask “Why try Nordic Walking?”. Well, why not? It is a great all over workout and as it is not generally a high intensity sport (unless you want it to be) it is ideal for everyone. There are also so many benefits.Continue reading “Why try Nordic Walking?”
The UK Chief Medical Officers’ Physical Activity Guidelines describes the benefits of different activities and they now include Nordic Walking.Continue reading “Nordic Walking and the UK Chief Medical Officers’ Physical Activity Guidelines”
Chris, Ruth, Julie, Claire, Tessa and Chris are taking part in the Virtual Kiltwalk on Saturday 12 September to raise monies for Cancer Research UK.
The Virtual Kiltwalkers will be walking from Craster to Lesbury and yes they will be wearing kilts!Continue reading “Virtual Kiltwalk”
We are looking at walking post Covid-19. During the Covid-19 pandemic we put our programme on hold. This was a difficult time for us as well as for our wonderful group of walkers, the Nordic Nuts.
I have kept in touch with as many of the group as possible, during this time. It has been great to hear of some of you getting out walking. I am also aware of those who haven’t had a chance to get out, have been shielding or are key workers and have found it difficult to find the energy to get out and about.
I have contacted our newsletter subscribers and our regular walkers and they were interested in starting the walks again.
We are therefore holding our Getting back to Nordic Walking beach walk on Saturday 27 June 2020 at Cresswell Beach.
Cresswell Beach is ideal for our first walk and will allow us plenty of room to follow the government’s social distancing guidelines.
Your safety is paramount to us. Therefore, I thought it would be a good idea to let you know what to expect, if you are able to join us.
Firstly, there will be a reminder of technique prior to the walk. Then, dependent on numbers, we will split into two groups (maximum 5 per group). I will take those who don’t want to walk far (up to 3 miles). Martin will lead those walkers who would like to walk a bit further (around 5-6 miles).
We will have anti-bacterial gel available and all our poles and gloves have been cleaned for those of you who borrow them.
We do hope you will be able to join us on Saturday or maybe on one of our future walks, as we start to get back to something like normal.
Strolls with Poles – Nordic Walking for Fun and Fitness
During the Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown, which resulted in the cessation of our walks, I have had a lot of time to think about my own mental health and, in turn, the mental health of others. Being outdoors, when you can, keeping busy and keeping in contact with friends and family, are all important.Continue reading “Nordic walking and mental health”
Looking back on Pilgrim’s Causeway is the sixth in the series of looking back posts. As we’ve done this walk so many times, it was difficult to decide which one to do. So, I’ve decided to try to incorporate the best bits of all of them.Continue reading “Looking Back on Pilgrim’s Causeway – 2018/2019”
This is the fifth of our Looking Back posts and this time we will be looking back on Low and High Force from July 2018. A walk that was great mainly because it was a fabulous day, warm and sunny, and the views over the Tees Valley were spectacular.Continue reading “Looking Back on Low and High Force – July 2018”
This is the fourth of our Looking Back posts and this time we will be looking back on Swainby to Osmotherley. A walk that was great mainly because it was a fabulous day, warm and sunny, and the views over North Yorkshire were spectacular.
We had checked out this walk in the autumn of 2017. For some reason we only got one photo of the whole walk. What we did get though was a huge amount of blackberries and some wild raspberries.Continue reading “Looking Back on Swainby to Osmotherley – Aug 2018”